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The LA distillery ginning up business in the non-alcoholic spirit market

Feb 22, 2023
In 2022, over two-thirds of Greenbar Distillery's sales were in the non-alcoholic market. For owners Litty Mathew and Melkon Khosrovian, that means that non-alcoholic drinks are going to be part of their future.
Greenbar Distillery has been making spirits in downtown Los Angeles for nearly 19 years, but now the company is taking on a new market: non-alcoholic spirits.
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Why demand for Mason jars surges in times of uncertainty

Dec 7, 2020
Canning food fills a "psychological need to find control wherever you can" during economic downturns, says journalist Jen Doll.
Demand for Mason jars surged in 2020, but this isn’t the first time that’s happened during a period of instability. Above, girls can plums in 1944.
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Is canning safe? How do I do it? We've got a step-by-step slideshow!

Sep 2, 2010
Maybe it's the bounty at our local farmers' markets, maybe it's the desire for a comfort-hobby. Whatever the reason, we and our friends over at NPR...